As a guitar teacher, I like to keep up with the latest news and updates about guitars and the guitar world. Here are some recent articles and videos about guitars that I have found interesting: 1. "The Evolution of the Guitar: From Ancient Acoustic to Modern Electric" - This article looks at the history of the guitar and how it has evolved over the years from an ancient acoustic instrument to the modern electric guitar. 2. "How to Choose the Right Guitar for You" - This video offers helpful tips on how to find the right guitar for your playing style and budget. 3. "5 Tips for Taking Care of Your Guitar" - This article provides tips on how to properly maintain and care for your guitar, such as cleaning and checking for signs of wear and tear. 4. "10 Tips on How to Play Guitar Better" - This video offers advice on how to improve your playing skills, such as learning scales and using the correct technique. 5. "The Different Types of Guitars and What They Are Used For" - This article explores the different types of guitars and the uses for each, such as electric, acoustic, and classical.
A grooving success with enthralling guitar and synth interplay, “Dr. Gachet” is a new single from Poseidon’s Alley, via the artist’s upcoming EP, Tree Roots. The Los Angeles-based project of music professor Tim Herscovitch excelled with last year’s Blackberry EP, and kicks off 2023 in stellar form with “Dr. Gachet.” Taking its namesake from Dr. […]
Julia Rapp unveils a poetic lyrical prowess and gripping guitar-driven escalation on her new track “Fear (If I’m Still Lucid).” Produced by Quinn Devlin, who Rapp met after moving to Brooklyn, “Fear (If I’m Still Lucid)” captivates in its observations on fear, intimacy, and self-discovery. Rapp’s vocal style exudes a personal, conversational charm — even […]
Manchester-based act Castles in Canopy deliver a fervent pop sound on “Wipe These Tears With Your Own Sleeve.” Impassioned vocals and gentle piano pulses play alongside an evolving guitar presence, lending playful spurts as the piano assumes a bouncier charisma as the hooky chorus re-emerges. Here, the vocals conclude with advice to “wipe these tears […]
When Hot Rats came out in October 1969, it showed a new side of Zappa’s music. It wasn’t poking fun at trends or mixing genres in a blender. It highlights his compositions and skill in both writing memorable songs and as a guitar hero. The lengthy guitar solos showed him emerging as more than just the scruffy leader of the Mothers of Invention, while the musicians he surrounded himself with - from session players to heavyweights like Jean-Luc Ponty - pointed to his ambitions as a musician. But when compared to the material within this box, it also shows Zappa as producer, too.
Heartfelt tributes to Tom Verlaine have been pouring in since news broke of his death late last month. A famously enigmatic character, the Television co-founder never went out of his way to make himself lovable — but he was loved all the same. As you’ll see below, Verlaine provided a guiding light for a wide array of artists through the decades. His deeply original approach (to the guitar, to songwriting, to life) went beyond mere influence and inspiration; it seeped inextricably into the DNA of generations of musicians and writers. As a result, this case will likely never be closed …